In an effort to counter ragging, deputy commissioner (DC) Arun Sekhri on Tuesday directed all educational institutes here to set up boards with numbers of the local administration’s officials, during a meeting with members of institutes, students and social workers, at the Bachat Bhawan.
The DC said that the Supreme Court had issued instructions that institutions should set up anti-ragging committees to address students’ problems. The committees’ functioning should be reported to the local administration, he said.
The DC urged the police to set up nakas near institutes as it was learnt that senior students also harassed freshers outside campus premises.
He also emphasised that contact numbers of the local police also be given to parents of those staying in hostels so that, in case of an emergency, the parents may contact the police.
Pamphlets will be printed and distributed among newcomers across the colleges in the city to raise awareness that ragging was an offence, he said.
Meanwhile, representatives from the colleges informed the DC that they encouraged student-interaction through cultural programmes.